Author Jim Collins to deliver keynote at NACDS Total Store Expo

February 15, 2013

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation has selected author and business consultant Jim Collins to serve as the keynote speaker for the 2013 NACDS Total Store Expo, which will debut August 10-13, 2013 in Las Vegas.

 

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation has selected author and business consultant Jim Collins to serve as the keynote speaker for the 2013 NACDS Total Store Expo, a new event that will debut August 10-13, 2013 in Las Vegas.

Designed to combine under one roof the elements of a marketplace conference, a pharmacy and technology conference, and a supply chain and logistics conference, the Total Store Expo will offer retailers and manufacturers numerous networking opportunities through roundtables, showcases, exhibits, presentations, and “insight sessions.”

Collins, who will address attendees during the exposition’s opening business program on Sunday, August 11, has written or co-written six books, including the international best-seller Good to Great and How the Mighty Fall, a New York Times best seller. His books have sold more than 10 million copies nationwide.

A self-proclaimed student and teacher of “enduring great companies,” Collins earned degrees in business administration and mathematical sciences from Stanford University. He has served on the faculty of Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1992. He now conducts research and teaches executives from the corporate social sector at the management laboratory he founded in Boulder, Col. He also holds a two-year appointment as the Class of 1951 Chair for the Study of Leadership at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, where he works with cadets on the topic of building great leaders.    

“I can think of no better person than Jim Collins to keynote NACDS’ evolutionary new trade show, the NACDS Total Store Expo,” said NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE.  “The groundbreaking nature of this conference will bring together trading partners across the industry - from pharmacy, consumer goods, supply chain, logistics, technology, and more.  Jim’s expertise will provide a unique opportunity for this diverse group to gain insights on leadership and how to do better business that cuts across all industry sectors.” 

To see a list of the programs and events scheduled for the 2013 NACDS Total Store Expo or to download a brochure, go to http://tse.nacds.org/.